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Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

July 15th, 2018 - 7th Sunday after Trinity / 8th after Pentecost

8:00 am                  Holy Communion, BCP

Collect: LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Reader: Pat Moore

Eucharistic Assistant: Beth Turner


10:00 am    Holy Eucharist, 

                                      The Book of Alternative Services

Presider and Preacher: The Rev’d Dr. V. Bruce Matthews

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn                          #3 Morning Has Broken

The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

       The Collect of the Day: God of the prophets, whose word cuts through the webs of power and holds the tyrant to account: be with all who raise their voice against oppression and misrule, who are imprisoned and abused for freedom’s sake; help us to stand and speak with them and witness to your kingdom now; through Jesus Christ, the name above all others.

The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

      First Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Murray Phillips

Psalm  24

Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14, Murray  Phillips
Gradual Hymn # 309 Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet

The Holy Gospel:  Mark 6:14-29


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

      The Prayers of the People, Ann Watson

      Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192                                                           

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn              #345 King of Glory, King of Peace

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 368

      Eucharistic Prayer  #4     , p. 201              

      The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

      The Breaking of the Bread,   p. 212          

      All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing.   Gluten-free bread is available. Please ask at the communion rail.

       Communion hymn:         #430 Will You Come and Follow Me

Prayer after Communion, p. 368

 followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements   Murray Phillips

       Closing Hymn              #575 Let Streams of Living Justice Flow


  The Dismissal 

Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and all who dwell therein.

For it is God who founded it upon the seas and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

“Who can ascend the hill of the Lord and who can stand in the holy place of God?”

“Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, who have not pledged themselves to falsehood, nor sworn by what is a fraud.

They shall receive a blessing from the Lord and a just reward from the God of their salvation.”

Such is the generation of those who seek you, of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; and the One who reigns in glory shall come in.

“Who is this glorious  One?”“The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle.”

Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; and the One who reigns in glory shall come in.

“Who is this glorious One?”“The Lord of hosts, the Lord who reigns in glory.”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Jim Amos

Greeters: Vicki Harris & Harrison Czapalay

Counters: Sharon Carey & Vicki Harris

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Camille Herbin


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       PRAY for The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea & the Diocese of Québec along with the parishes of St. Peter’s, Hackett’s Cove, St. John’s, Peggy’s Cove, St. Andrew’s, Indian Harbour, St. Luke’s, Hubbards, St. Mark’s, Mill Cove & St. Nicholas, Westwood Hills, Nova Scotia

·       Those who are preparing for their upcoming weddings, especially remembering Heidi Deal and Chris Framp.

  • All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur & Joan, Albert Jucker, Digger McDougall, Lyle Southam, Cal McMillan, Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Mary Funderburg, Shelley & Gloria, Connie, Betty, Heidi, Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Phyllis Weatherbee, Richard Fry, Gene Trites & Eric Alcorn 



8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) 



Mark these dates on your calendar…

Fridays, 10:30-11:15am: Christian Meditation at the back of the church



The Historic Cemetery Walk (aka the Anglican Church 200th Anniversary Ghost Walk) is shaping up to be an absolutely fabulous event! Occurring on Fri., July 27th and Sun., July 29th (during Mud Creek Days) from 7:30- 9:30 pm you as spectators will be amazed and delighted with the historical and anecdotal tales to be told about 8 of our past church members buried in our cemetery. This show is being produced and performed by Valley Ghost Walks. Tickets are limited at $20 (regular) and $15 (seniors and students) and will likely go on sale next week at

Ticketpro locations (including Cochrane’s Pharmasave). We will let you know the date and details ASAP!  Don’t miss this wonderful event! It will be a sell-out for sure!! Thank you to the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and the Anglican Foundation – Sacred Arts Trust for their generous support for this project.


Fri., July 27th-Sun., July 29th: Family Camp at St. Anne’s Camp for families from our Parish and the Parish of Cornwallis. Watch for more details but save the date!


BRITISH CREAM TEA, Sat. August 11th , 2:00 TO 4:30p.m.

this is a combined efforts of the Anniversary, Ways & Means and  ACW and help from  others.  In addition to the tea there will be an arts, crafts and quilts displays and sale. Sign - up sheets will be available very soon


Church & Community News

Rector’s Schedule: Sandra will be attending a conference in Victoria, B.C. from July 13th-20th. If there is a pastoral emergency when she is away, please contact the Rev’d Dr. Bruce Matthews at 902-542-1910.


Outreach project for our 200th Anniversary, 200 Quilts for the North: We are halfway there: to date, 115 quilts have been passed in.